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Plator ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.8

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Surf Report Feed

Plator Surf Guide

Plator in North Bahia is an exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the west northwest. Poor surf in light onshore winds Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell direction is from the south. A left hand reef break. Best around high tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Beware of rocks and coral.

Plator Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
28.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Plator:

The best conditions reported for surf at Plator occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Plator (for consistent clean waves)?

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Plator with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 8% of the time in April while 42% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 50% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
8%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
42%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
50%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Plator Location Map

Interactive Plator surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The nearest passenger airport to Plator is Deputado Luis Eduardo Magalhaes (Salvador) Airport (SSA) in Brazil, which is 4 km (2 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Plator is Ilheus Airport (IOS), also in Brazil, 221 km (137 miles) away.

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Plator Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 22 April 2021, 00:41 Local Time
Thursday 22
0AM3AM6AM9AM
Wave (m) 0.4
SSE
0.4
SSE
0.4
SSE
0.4
SE
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 5
NE 10
N 10
NNW 5
SSW
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
glass

Swell History at Plator

Surf stats for Plator, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Plator

Wind stats for Plator, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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    • Icon  s33.4
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    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away

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